Chetco Bar Fire

Our Community: More Fire and Our Forests

Join Our Community host Candice Michel as she continues the discussion of forest fires and forest management in South-Western Oregon.

Chetco Bar Fire from Chetco Bar Camera, Aug 17, 2017

In the previous episode, Candice talked with Merv George, Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest, about firefighting strategies and some of the effects of last year’s Chetco Bar Fire, and with Cate Road resident Jeri Lynn Thompson, who experienced the fire first-hand.

In this two-part episode of Our Community, Candice continues the discussion with Jeri Lynn Thompson, along with community members Al Stroh and Guy McMahan, who have investigated the problems with the Forest Service response to the Chetco Bar Fire. Then Candice discusses forest management with Dr. Bob Zybach, a forest fire specialist born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, who has studied the history of wildfires in Western Oregon.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Our Community: Fire and Our Forests

Merv George and Jeri Lynn Thompson

Are you concerned about our forest fires? What are the steps the U.S. Forest Service is taking to battle these new mega fires?

Meet new Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest Merv George as we discuss the old firefighting strategies, take a look at some of the effects of last year’s Chetco Bar Fire with Cate Road resident Jeri Lynn Thompson, and talk about what the future holds.

This week on Our Community.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Reality Check: Water and Watersheds – A Conversation With Ann Schmierer

This week on Reality Check host Lee Tuley explores water and watersheds with Ann Schmierer Executive Director of the Wild Rivers Land Trust. They talk about what’s going on with the big picture internationally, as well as nationally, including the recent policy changes that affect us all. Then they bring things down to our local situation – how the Chetco Bar Fire affected things, and everything that concerns us in Curry County about water and watersheds, here, on KCIW.

Show Notes:
Contact Info:
Email: ann@wildriverslandtrust.org
Website: www.wildriverslandtrust.org

Host: Lee Tuley
Guest:
Ann Schmierer
Producers: Lee Tuley, Pye White
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


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Our Community: Stagelights Musical Arts Community – Another Fire Victim

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Community Conversations: County Commissioner – Fire Follow-Up

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Curry County Commissioner Court Boice about the Chetco Bar Fire recovery effort and the importance of a clear economic vision for the Curry County’s future.

Court Boice

This conversation highlights include recognizing the gift behind people coming together in the face of adversity, assessing the negative impact of one-fifth of Curry County being burned, and brainstorming recovery ideas. Click HERE to see an inspiring video “After the Fire is Out” (mentioned in this conversation), shown at a recent Curry County Board of Commissioners meeting. Skip forward to 2:05:25 to see “After the Fire is Out”.

Find out from the Commissioner Court what each of us can do to help be an instrument of hope in our County’s recovery efforts. We can all be proactive on behalf of Curry County by becoming advocates for our area. Learn how hope begets hope! Listening to this podcast will help people understand the details of the wildfire devastation while we envision the economic recovery and future forest stewardship in our “neck of the woods.”

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – BAER Team and Richard Heap

Join host Candice Michel for this two part show about the aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire.

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team leader John Chatel discusses the work his team did in assessing the toll the fire took on the forest lands and watershed, and Richard Heap, a member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and longtime Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) volunteer, talks about how the salmon and their spawning grounds will likely be impacted.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Photo is from the Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER web page.

Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

As of September 15, 2017, the Chetco Bar Fire, which started as a lightning strike deep in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, has burned nearly 190,000 acres and is only 38% contained.

Join host Candice Michel as she talks with Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman about the impact of this fire on Our Community.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Photo is from the United States Department of Agriculture Forrest Service, taken on August 17, 2017.

Community Conversations: Fighting Fire with Fire – Update on the Chetco Bar Fire

Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA Forest Service, with Community Conversations host Connie Hunter

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA/Forest Service about the issues surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire.

Mr. Krasko’s duties include serving as the Public Information Officer for the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Command Operation, currently located outside of Brookings, in Harbor, Oregon.

Get the scoop on what we, as citizens, can do to be proactive in our area. Learn how fire incident command operations works. Listening to this program will help citizens understand the techniques and concerns of wilderness firefighting, locally, and in general, and will provide perspective and hope in spite of the hardships surrounding this local natural disaster.

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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